Sāmoan Language Week resource
Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa

Practise Sāmoan words and phrases, and explore the Sāmoan culture for Sāmoan Language Week.

  • Learning areas and strands Social Sciences, Arts, Learning Languages
  • Education type Education resource
  • Suitable for Sāmoan and non-Sāmoan speakers of all ages
  • Te Whāriki Belonging | Mana Whenua, Communication | Mana Reo

Download the Sāmoan language week 2016 teachers' resource (2.39 MB)

The resource

Use this year’s theme to celebrate Sāmoan Language Week:

E felelei manu, ae ma’au i o latou ofaga | Birds migrate to environments where they survive and thrive 

The resource includes:

  • an exploration of the theme, which relates to identity, environments, diversity, and sustainability
  • Gagana Sāmoa pronunciation support and access to helpful words and phrases
  • activity ideas, and tala (story) and pese (song) resources
  • details of how to take part in a nation-wide initiative to recognise Gagana Sāmoa Champions (Sāmoan Language Champions).

This education resource was co-created by Te Papa and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.